Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Battle Chip Challenge on the Way to JPN Virtual Console
And you thought Battle Network 2 was next? Nope; Nintendo is jumping two sequels ahead to Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (aka Battle Chip GP). The side-story/spin-off is slated to hit the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console on July 30th for 702 Yen.
Battle Chip Challenge is... well, 'meh' at best. It's not terribly fun and, quite honestly, there's little to no actual challenge. It's just so easy. A breeze, almost. Mix that up with repetitive and dull combat and you've got yourself a series low point.
The general consensus tends to highlight BCC as the beginning of Battle Network's quality decline. The game's focus on tournaments would carry over into Battle Network 4. Red Sun or Blue Moon, the narrative was pretty much the same: tournaments. So many tournaments. On the upside, BCC did give players the chance to play as Navis other than Mega Man.EXE. That was pretty cool.
Anyway, BCC is very much indeed coming to Wii U. It'll end up on our shores eventually, most likely after BN1 (next week!). At this point I think it's safe to say Europe will get it first. So if you enjoyed the game in the past or curious about it now, stay tuned -- it's coming.